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Progress in Studies on Bioaccumulation of Organotin and Degradation of Organotin Compounds in Seafood

ZHANG Yuan-yuan, GONG Qing-li, MA Li-yan, LI Jing-yu   

  1. 1. Fisheries College, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China;
    2. College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
  • Online:2014-11-15 Published:2014-11-06


Organotin compounds are a class of the most toxic chemicals introduced into marine environments by human
activities. They are the cause of imposex in some marine organisms even at extremely low concentrations, and also a
potential threat to human health through the food chain. This paper summarizes the recent progress and achievements in the
research of the bioaccumulation of organotin compounds and the degradation of organotin compounds in marine products
with the aim to provide the scientific basis for risk assessment of organotin compounds in marine environments and food
safety evaluation of seafood. These results are of great significance for the control of marine pollution, and the protection of
fisheries resources and human health.

Key words: marine products, organotin compounds, bioaccumulation, degradation

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